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Stoffmarkt Holland (Sewing Expo Review)
Yukon Territory, GERMANY
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Posted by: SusiM
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Posted on: 5/25/08 5:57 AM
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No, this isn't in the Yukon, somehow I can't change it!!

I happened to be in Germany, and noticed in the German edition of Burda Moden I was reading that the Stoffmarkt was coming to Bochum nearby yesterday, so we took a look. I took a few photos, but if you go to the main link above you will see the same. Click on "Bilder".

It's several blocks of tables from many vendors. Lots of cotton wovens and lots of knits. Most at 5 - 10 Euros per meter. For me this was not a big deal, because I can have a similar selection at a much better cost in Los Angeles. The variety of items for quilting was very good, as were the polyester and rayon knits. I don't think the quality of these is any different than what I find in LA for a lot less money, and the quilting cottons were typical $5. $6. types as well, because most of these fabrics were imported the same. This is not where you are going to find fine silks and woolens, exept there were very nice boiled wools in so many colors offered by several vendors. That is the one thing different offered here. Prices for those were 25 and 35 Euros per meter, making them pretty pricey for me with todays exchange rate. But they were something not found in the US with such variety.

There were also lots of thread a very good prices, and notions. There were many pattern magazines like Knipmode and several others I had not seen before.

Overall, it was a nice event for people like me who like to be around fabric. It depends what you are looking for.

All you EU people should go to LA and you can buy that kind of fabric there so cheap, you would die! If you are real fabriholics, it would pay for your trip.

Tschuss,
Susi
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3 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
nancy2001 said...
Thanks for writing this review and posting the pictures. I feel like I just had a European minivacation.
5/26/08 9:23 AM
Barbara3 said...
Very interesting review, Susi. I sent you a PM with a question I'm hoping you can answer. Thanks.
5/26/08 1:46 PM
Mufffet said...
Very fun to see the pictures!
5/30/08 3:22 PM

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